Our friends over at Team Valoche are at it again! With another hilarious edit from their cross-country ski team, we can't wait to get back into winter!
SNOWBOARDER MAGAZINE'S THE LAUNCH 2016 PRESENTED BY VOLCOM AT BEAR MOUNTAIN
We are stoked to gain our annual springtime shred stoke from the godly amount of photos Snowboarder Magazine supplies us through their online galleries during The Launch. This year The Launch was brought back down to Bear Mountain just in time for a spring break filled with grey skies and incredibly strange winds - a day differing from Bear Mountain's daily standard of year round t-shirt laps. Regardless - spins were spun, flips were flipped, and rails were ridden.
Head over to SNOWBOARDERMAG for the gallery and recap of Day 1! Keep a lookout for snaps of WEND team riders Valentino Guseli and Edward Enyart in the Day 1 gallery! More to come from WEND team riders Red Gerard, Toby Miller, Seamus O'Connor, and Ryan Wachendorfer later this week!
Stay tuned for more to come this week . . .
The 686 Seconds Teaser is Finally HereThe teaser - it's finally here, just in time to prep us for the overload of stoke we will experience next week at the World Premiere of 686's film 686 Seconds. Keep an eye out for WEND Team Rider Mike Gray's clip around 1:30! Peep the teaser, read the words, get ready to have a good time.
The teaser - it's finally here, just in time to prep us for the overload of stoke we will experience next week at the World Premiere of 686's film 686 Seconds. Keep an eye out for WEND Team Rider Mike Gray's clip around 1:30! Peep the teaser, read the words, get ready to have a good time.Words: 686After 23 years as innovators in the outerwear industry, 686 has finally amassed a family of global pro’s and am’s down to present snowboarding as seen through our eyes. What stared as a question of how can we fill 686 seconds, became a full length 36 minute film featuring all of our family.
Included riders are; Ryan Tarbell, Riley Nickerson, Ian Hart, Austin Young, John Murphy, Mike Gray, Matt Wainhouse. We also introduce new heavy hitters, Tor Lundstrom, Matt Belize, Forrest Burki and Enzo Nilo and round out the mix with Forest Bailey, Cam Pierce, Sammy Luebke, Sebi Geiger and Marco Feichtner.
Directed by Ian Post
World Premiere is at the Attic in Hollywood, CA on 09/17/15. Open to the public, 21 and older.
SUPERPARK 19 - Snowboarder Magazine | WEND Waxworks Just a Portion of the Lifetime Supply of Superpark 19 Video Edits
It would be difficult for one in the "snowboard world" to ask, "Dude, did Snowboarder Mag's Superpark happen yet this year?" If you have to ask that question the answer will most likely be no - either that or you probably live the wonderful life of living in a forest with absolutely zero internet connection or any access to any type of social media. If that is the case, you rule. However, since we are on the topic of Superpark...
Superpark is one of the biggest park events that we look forward to all year - which, afterwards, we will no longer have the freedom to forget about it's existence for the following eight months due to the bountiful amount of photos and video edits Snowboarder Mag, different filmers, brands and riders have turned out since the end of the event's first day. And here we are, adding to that long list of ever-existing articles about this year's Superpark 19. Hey, we never said we didn't like having a large abundance of Superpark footy - what else are we supposed to do over the next five months before our local mountains start opening back up? Sit in our rooms and sulk about how mom and dad wouldn't let us go to summer camp at High Cascade this year? Well, maybe, but either way, we have put together a nice little post containing a few (...out of five thousand...) of our favorite Superpark 19 edits featuring some of our very own WEND Team Riders including Erik Leon, Ryan Paul, Mike Gray, Brock Crouch and Red Gerard, not to mention some of our personal favorites - Desiree Melancon, Ben Ferguson, Scotty Vine and ... Can we name all three hundred participants? No? Okay well, let us remind you that this year's Superpark was a special one. For the first time in the 19 years of Superpark's existence, the event was held at Seven Springs Mountain, the first time the event had ever made it East of the Mississippi. Partnering up with PistenBully and the legendary park crews of Bear Mountain and Boreal, Seven Springs housed three separate parks, each representing it's builders' home mountains.
Take a peek at what you've probably already seen, but what we highly suggest is that you put these all on repeat. Do it.
Choking? Needing some air? The Seven Springs Zone will help you catch all the air you need. With a double sided hip boosting these guys to some of the highest hip airs you've ever seen, you'll remember what it's like to catch air, then hold onto it. Or maybe not. These seem to be some of the biggest airs we've seen off a hip! WEND Team Riders Featured: Brock Crouch, Erik Leon and Red Gerard
Bear Mountain are creative geniuses when it comes to parks. With the amount of snow they had to work with, the Bear Mountain park crew created a land made purely for endless possibilites to any creative transition you can think of. Endless. This will make you want to get back to your "Weekend-Warrior" routine. WEND Team Riders Featured: Erik Leon, Red Gerard and Ryan Paul
The Arbor crew made a rad edit as well. WEND Team Riders Featured: Mike Gray and Erik Leon
Several WEND athletes kicked off their ski and snowboard seasons in a big way this past weekend, competing and earning podium spots in multiple events across North America.
At the Dew Tour in Breckenridge Nick Goepper pushed through a snowy final run to place 3rd in Ski Slopestyle. Other WEND athletes who competed in the event included McRae Williams (7th, Ski Slopestyle), Simon Dumont (8th, Ski Superpipe), Robby Franco, and Anais Caradeux.
WEND Wax made its way on to the bases of several other athletes at the Dew Tour, helping them overcome the challenge of Sunday’s fresh snow and slow conditions. Oystein Braten, Norwegian Freeski team, along with head coach Luke “Ocho” Allen, showed how WEND Wax can get you there with a 2nd place podium. WEND’s partnership with USSA gave the US Freeskiing tech’s the advantage to dominate the top 5 with Gus Kenworthy‘s winning performance and Joss Christensen’s strong 5th place finish.
Out on the West Coast, WEND team athlete Alex Deibold raced at Mt. Bachelor’s Dirksen Derby and made the podium with a solid 3rd place finish.
Alpine racer and WEND athlete Tommy Ford, making his first appearance since his January 2013 injury, showed that determination and hard work pays off with a notable 3rd place podium in the NorAm Slalom at Panorama, BC.
“We couldn’t be more proud of all our athletes who competed this past week” said Wax Research owner John Dahl. “It’s an honor to be able to support them and provide the wax they need to achieve such stellar results. We’re looking forward to seeing their continued success this winter!”
It's October. The air is cooling, the leaves are turning brown, you're drumming up ideas for this year's Halloween costume. And, you're itching for ski and snowboard season to finally arrive! I have gone ahead and compiled a list of season pass details at some of our country's top resorts, just to make it easy on you. If we had it our way, we would buy every pass in the West listed here and have access to over 55 resorts for less than $4,000... (excluding the Ski Utah pass and East Coast passes) Now have fun shopping!
Epic Pass (Vail Resorts) - $769 - Unlimited access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Canyons, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton, Arapahoe Basin and 5 consecutive days at Niseko United in Japan, Veribier in Switzerland, and 3 Vallees in France (restrictions apply). There are many cheaper variations to this pass, head to http://www.snow.com/epic-pass/passes/epic-pass.aspx to check it out.
Cali4nia Pass - $799 - Unlimited access to Mammoth Mountain, Bear Mountain, Snow Summit, and June. Head to http://www.cali4niapass.com/ for more details and to buy!
Powder Alliance Pass - $ Varies by resort - Buy an unlimited pass at one resort, get 3 free days of skiing at all of the other resorts! (Excluding Saturdays and holidays) Timberline Resort, Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Angel Fire Resort, Arizona Snowbowl, Bridger Bowl, China Peak, Crested Butte, Mountain High, Schweitzer, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Silver Star, Snowbasin Resort, Stevens Pass. Head to http://www.powderalliance.com/ to get a link to your home resort and see pass details.
Squaw Alpine Pass (Tahoe Super Pass) - $809 - Unlimited access to Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, 4 days at Sierra, 4 days at Sugar Bowl, half off other Mountain Collective resorts, 2 days at Whistler Blackcomb. http://squawalpine.com/tickets-passes/season-passes/tahoe-super-pass for details and other pass options. Also, http://mountaincollective.com/ for details on Mountain Collective resorts.
Mountain Collective Pass - $399 - 2 days at Alta or Snowbird, 2 days at Aspen or Snowmass, 2 days at Jackson Hole, 2 days at Lake Louise, Sunshine Village or Norquay, 2 days at Mammoth, 2 days at Whistler Blackcomb, and 2 days at Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows. Also, half off additional days and no blackouts. Visit http://mountaincollective.com/ for more info and to buy!
Powdr Pass - $ varies by resort - Buy a pass to your home resort among PowdrCorp Resorts and get 3 free days of skiing at all other Powdr Resorts! Copper Mountain, Boreal, Killington, Taos, Mt. Bachelor, Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort. Unlimited days at Grand Targhee Resort when staying at resort lodging. Go to http://www.powdr.com/resorts/ and find your resort.
Rocky Mountain Super Pass - $459 - Unlimited access to Copper Mountain and Winter Park/Mary Jane. Go to https://store.winterparkresort.com/Content/Commerce/Products/DisplayProducts.aspx?ProductGroupCode=60005&ProductCategoryCode=6661#RockyMountainSuperPass14/15 to buy. Must be a Colorado resident.
Ski Utah - $3050 - 30 days at every Utah resort... Alta, Canyons, Park City, Solitude, Beaver Mountain, Cherry Peak, Powder Mountain, Sundance, Brian Head, Eagle Point, Snowbasin, Wolf/Nordic Valley, Brighton, Deer Valley, and Snowbird. Go to http://www.skiutah.com/passes/resort-season-passes for this pass and details on passes at each individual Utah resort. Also, the Yeti Pass for $649 can get you one ticket at each Utah resort.
New England Pass - $1,085 ($359 for college students) - Unlimited access to Sugarloaf, Sunday River and Loon Mountain. Head to http://www.sugarloaf.com/pricing-and-products/season-passes to purchase.
White Mountain Super Pass - $999 - Unlimited access to Waterville Valley Resort, Brentton Woods, Cannon Resort and Cranmore Resort. All are 2.5 miles from Boston! http://www.waterville.com/trip-planning/season-passes.html for details.
Stowe Pass - $1013 - Access to Stowe Mountain Resort, holiday blackouts. http://www.stowe.com/
Stratton Summit Pass - $1299 - Unlimited access to Stratton Mountain, plus 5 days at Seamboat, Winter Park, Tremblant and Snowshoe. Head to http://www.stratton.com/lift-tickets-and-passes/stratton-season-passes.aspx for details and other pass options.
For details on East Coast resorts, go to http://mountainvertical.com/best-skiing-east-coast-snowboarding.php
Of course, restrictions can apply to each pass, visit their websites for details on pricing, prices can be different from this post, made on 10/8/2014, updated 10/23/2014.